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Geriatric Care

Older adults are living and working longer, redefining later life, and enriching our communities. The future of health care requires bold approaches that value older adults, address their unique needs, and provide them with the best care possible.

This is why Perry County Memorial Hospital has joined Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative led by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. It's a movement to deliver safe, reliable, high-quality health care in every setting based on what matters most to older adults as individuals.

As part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community, we are testing and implementing a set of evidence-based interventions proven as the essential initial elements needed to provide older patients better care. We call them the "4Ms".

The 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System

What Matters

Understanding what each patient's health goals and care preferences are across settings to know and align care, including (but not limited to) end of life.

Medication

If medications are necessary, using age-friendly medications that do not interfere with What Matters, Mentation, or Mobility.

Mentation

Preventing, identifying, treating, and managing dementia, depression, and delirium across care settings.

Mobility

Ensuring that older adults move safely every day to maintain function and do What Matters to them.

Programs

A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Team (CGA) is available to develop a plan of care with the approval and support of primary care physicians. CGA team members consist of; gerontologist or a social worker, physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise therapists, speech therapists, pharmacist, and dietician.

Currently CGA team members are involved in the following programs offered through Perry County Health System.

Awards and Recognition

Age-Friendly Health Systems Participant

Recognized by the Institute of Health Care Improvement

2018 Missouri Hospital Association "Aim for Excellence" Award Winner

Location

Perry County Memorial Hospital
434 North West Street
Perryville, Missouri 63775

Contact Us

Janice Lundy, MA, MHA, BSW, CDP
Director of Social Work and Geriatric Care Management
jlundy@pchmo.org

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